On Security

Vetting Against the Odds

Mike Parks
Senior Protective Intelligence Analyst, Stratfor
Jun 23, 2016 | 08:00 GMT
Most employee vetting in the private sector consists of a single, pre-employment records check.
Without proper expert interpretation and follow-up, even rigorous screening methods such as psychometric tests and polygraphs can fail to give employers an accurate picture of a prospective or current employee's character and trustworthiness.
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If Orlando mass shooter Omar Mateen could pass through a relatively rigorous screening process, how can other companies ensure that they have adequately vetted their employees? To answer this question, employers must first recognize the importance, and the shortcomings, of vetting procedures....

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